Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

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Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie (one week late) Day! Did you know that last Thursday was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day? Yeah me neither. But a funny thing happens to a girl when she realizes she missed one of the most important cookie days of the year. She can’t stop thinking about chocolate chip cookies for […]

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Moving Day

Hey there. Me again. Back after a brief hiatus with more photos and fewer words. I promise I’ll be back on a regular schedule once we are all moved in but until then I hope you’ll settle for a photo update of the last few days. Friday was spent down in Champaign celebrating with family and […]

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Showering Baby King

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One of my best friends is having a baby! If that phrase sounds familiar to you, it should. I’ve been saying it on repeat now for the last two years and probably will for at least another one. Yes, at times it does seem surreal that the girls I transitioned from friendship bracelets to bars with are now […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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Growing up, we were a birthday cake kind of family. Vanilla, chocolate, funfetti or according to my sister, only grocery store cake and nothing else, whenever your birthday came around, you were the deciding factor as to the dessert on your special day. Yes over the years there were clown cones and cupcakes, pies and ice […]

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Hearts and Love and Mushy Stuff

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Let’s talk about love. On second thought, let’s not. Let’s talk about making the most of a holiday that celebrates love by whipping up some sweet treats for friends and family. Valentine’s Day is here and that means restaurants everywhere will have a chance to jack up menu prices just by throwing in a chocolate […]

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Oh look, more snowflakes

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Happy Monday y’all! I’m in my southern character today, accent and all, in an attempt to escape the cold spell we’re about to get hit with again. I don’t know about you but I’m over the snow. Fortunately, I’m at the tail-end of a rare four-day weekend, so I can’t let another mini polar vortex […]

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Tips for surviving a polar vortex

By now you may have heard of a little storm system wreaking havoc on the “lower 48” early this week, blessing us with a frigid blast of cold temperatures more suitable for Old St. Nick than young Chicagoans. I know living in Chicago for several years now should prepare us for weather like this and […]

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on holiday lulls

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I must admit I’m feeling a bit melancholy now that Christmas is over. Perhaps it was the mid-week occurrence or the late Thanksgiving this year, but it just doesn’t seem like it should be over yet. I am very grateful for some time off work to celebrate with friends and family, but I can’t help […]

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Lessons in cookie decorating

Last night I faced a serious dilemma. I had a lot of baking and decorating to do but my back was locked up like Chris Brown during the holiday season. See what I did there? In all seriousness, my back tends to lock up on me if I spend a lot of time standing in […]

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It’s the Christmas countdown

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I’m sorry. I can’t type the word countdown without hearing that song in my head. And no that’s not the original album cover. I jazzed it up a bit for the season. Speaking of seasons, did you know Christmas is just a short 10 (by the time you read this 9) days away? Are you […]

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